According to the findings in the journal BBA Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, to improve your chances of melting body fat, take a look at the chronic stress in your life: from wonky family relationships, demanding job stress, financial stress, health stress, etc. Some of the blame for your weight loss problems can be placed on a protein, betatrophin, stimulated by chronic stress. This protein inhibits the action of the enzyme that breaks down stored body fat. Here are 5 stress reducing strategies promoted by the American Psychological Association to pursue a balanced life and achieve more successful long term weight loss.
1. Step away (if u can) from what's stressing you - Walking away, even for just 20 minutes, can help reduce stress.
2. Exericse! A 30 minute workout can provide several hours of stress relief.
3. Smile and laugh more! Stressed people often hold it in their faces. Smiling and laughing impacts the facial muscles and may relieve some if it.
4. Seek social support. When you share your concerns or feelings with another person, it alleviates stress.
5. Meditate. When practicing meditation, even briefly (5 minutes a day), you can release emotions that may have been causing your body stress.
Quote of the day: There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
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Growing up, fat was (and in some cases still is) the F-Bomb word of the food world. The problem is, most of us eat way too much of the "bad, unhealthy fats" (ie. trans fats - factory produced fats) and not enough of the good fats (mono & poly unsaturated fats). The big question is: Eat fat to lose body fat? Gasp?! YES! In order to lose weight and keep body healthy, you must eat some fat. It is just a question of what kind of fat and how much you eat of it. Your body cannot run without fat, and you brain cannot function properly without it either. Healthy fats aid digestion. Their absence would cause digestion to cease and even though you may still be eating plenty, you would slowly starve. Your muscles would atrophy and waste as well....not a pretty scene! You should be eating 2 to 3 servings of healthy fats every day.
Some Examples of Healthy Fats -
meats/dairy products from grass fed, antibiotic free cows
cold water fish - char, salmon, halibut, trout
warm water fish - mahi-mahi, snapper, tilapia and grouper among many
nuts & seeds (almonds, cashews,walnuts, pecans, flaxseed, sunflower seeds)
Nut butters (organic/natural peanut/Almond)
Next blog - about the BAD fats...what are them, what are they in, what damage they do to our bodies...
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